Another epic battle in Game 4 between World Champion Magnus Carlsen and Challenger Sergey Karjakin.
The roles seem to be clear now after two games lasted total almost 15 hours: Carlsen is the Great Attacker, and his foe is the Great Defender. In a Ruy Lopez, Magnus with Black equalized very easily, with Karjakin surprisingly playing a bit too timidly. Magnus got the up hand without apparent effort, but then all the greatness of Karjakin's defensive skills came out, and despite trying really hard, the World Champion cold not regulate his enemy's army. The two players kept playing on, even when it was pretty clear that - with correct play - there were no chances to avoid the draw. After 4 games the Match is still perfectly tied. Tomorrow is a rest day, and we suppose that the two men need it, after hours and hours at the chessboard. Game 5 on Thursday, November the 17th, at 2PM EST - 20:00 CET; 19:00 UK.
Here is a 5-minute preview of GM Lars Bo Hansen's analysis of Game 4.
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